Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(3), pp. 227-230, March, 2013         
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Introducing environmental sanitation education in the primary school curriculum

1Anijah-Obi Franca, *2Eneji Chris-Valentine Ogar, 2Ubom Bassey A. E, 3Dunnamah, A.Y and 4William, J.J, 

1Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar

1Environmental Education Unit, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, University of Calabar, Nigeria

2Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Nigeria

3Department of Geography, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State

4Department of Geography, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria

*Corresponding   Author   E-mail:, +23480 8504 0272.

Received November 13, 2012; Accepted January 10, 2013


The physical environment is very important to the survival of the entire universe, and Nigeria as a nation has been battling to reduce the risks, resulting from poor sanitary conditions and unwholesome toilet habits in our cities and communities. Unfortunately efforts to keep Nigeria clean, which culminated in a national crusade against filth has not succeeded in enthroning a sense of decency and the culture of environmental self discipline among the citizenry. This article is not only aimed at bringing to the fore the need for making Environmental Sanitation Education (EES) an integral part of Environmental  Education content in the National Primary Science Core Curriculum (NPSCC) but also identifying the objectives, content, implementation strategies and evaluation processes of the said programme. Sanitation education will no doubt sharpen the citizens1 consciousness and encourage them to accept their responsibility in the proper management of the environment, thereby instilling a lasting sense of decency and engendering environmental friendliness.

Keywords: Environmental sanitation, school curriculum and environmental health.  


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